The Douglas County School District (DCSD) has benefited from the support of a Professional Development Center (PDC) for over 30 years. Trainers provide a wide range of opportunities for professional growth. It is the mission of the Douglas County School District PDC to provide research-based training and support at the district, site, and individual levels. The Professional Development Center supports teachers and administrators who are new to the district through a first year induction program called Level One. A major focus of the PDC team is to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and in Mathematics, and additionally, introduce teachers and administrators to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The PDC team also trains school personnel on research-based best instructional practices that target the needs identified in district and school improvement plans, facilitate group work and Professional Learning Communities (PLC), model lessons, and coach teachers. Professional development offerings are important tools for improving student learning and achievement, and are data driven. Multiple sources of information are researched to continuously improve the quality of all professional development opportunities.
The PDC also provides opportunities for professional growth through evening and Saturday classes. These classes may be taken for recertification and/or salary credit and require prior registration. The yearly in-service training calendar is released each August and posted on the PDC website.
The PDC team can be reached by phone at 392-1495, or you may email us:
Leigh Luce | Susan Moore | Carly Strauss | Linda Fields
The center is located at 1617 Water Street, Bldg. E, Minden, Nevada. When you visit please enter the parking lot via the eastern gate and drive around to the back. Click here for map.